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Skylark Demi-Sec 2018

£24.00£139.00

Our Charmat method sparkling Skylark Demi-Sec 2018 vintage is a light rosé sparkling, full of character with fruit aromatics of apple, lime, white peach, apricot, pear and tropical fruits. Made in South Norfolk from a blend of 80% Phoenix, 15% Seyval Blanc and 5% Regent grapes.

Inspired by the melodious little birds that rise above the stunning permaculture on our Norfolk vineyard, Skylark is a great celebratory drink on its own but goes particulary well with desserts and cake. A magnificent aperitif. Order 6 or more bottles to get Free UK delivery.

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Wine type
Charmat Method sparkling wine

Vintage
2019 vintage

Grape Varieties
Phoenix 80%, Seyval Blanc 8%, Regent 5%

Alcohol
12%

Acidity
8.4g/l

Residual Sugar
22g/l

Winemaking
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, secondary fermentation in the vat for 6 months bottled using Charmat method.

Chet Valley Winery
Fourth-generation farmer’s son, John, also a qualified Chemist planted this plot in 2015 and built a new state-of-the-art winery in 2020. This wine is the first from these vines and the first to be produced in the new winery

Terrior
Gentle undulation with East-West vine row direction allowing slow ripening. The land has some frost pockets is well-draining sandy loam changing to boulder clay (clay with chalk chip) at 1.4 metres depth. Can suffer from drought stress and nutrient leaching.

Location
South Norfolk

Soil
Sandy Loam

Altitude
40m

Microclimate
Maritime, westerly wind, rain shadow of Atlantic damp air where the rain has fallen on the west country giving East Anglia more sunshine hours and leas rain than the rest of the country. Top temp. 35C lowest temp.-5C

Training method
Double Guyot Vertical Cane positioning although sometimes spur pruning undertaken. Vines 10 years old

Harvest
First week in October

Harvest method
Hand picked

Aging
Bottled within 6 months of picking to capture fresh fruit flavours. The secondary fermentation is undertaken in the tank and the wine is bottled under pressure.

Tasting notes
Gooseberry, pear, lemon, some apricot, dry. Serve at 11C.

Food pairings
Good aperitif, chicken, pasta, charcuterie, sheep’s cheese, pastries

Charmat Method sparkling wine
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Wine Subscription

The Wine Guild, the successor to Chet Valley’s highly successful wine club, is a project close to the hearts of vineyard owners, John and Bridget. Designed with our most involved customers in mind, this exclusive membership offers the opportunity to get closer to Chet Valley and our processes than ever before. As a member, you’ll be invited to experience the vineyard’s permaculture first hand, meaning you’ll learn more than ever about vine growing and winemaking.

Things To Do

Tours & Tastings

Discover the places and faces behind our award-winning wines from amongst the vines or from the comfort of your own home with our range of guided tour and tasting options.

Events

Explore and book our wide range of community-driven events held throughout the year, ranging from our annual grape harvest to wine tastings and picnics at our Norfolk vineyard.

Venue Hire

Our beautiful indoor and outdoor vineyard venues are perfect locations for any occasion, including weddings and corporate events.

Vine Leasing

Create and enjoy your own fine English wine using Chet Valley Vineyard leased vines, with a number of varieties available.

Winery Holidays

Discover the Vine House, an exclusive holiday let set in rural Norfolk, with uninterrupted views across Chet Valley’s 10-hectare vineyard.

Virtual Wine Tasting

Our public, private, and corporate virtual wine tasting sessions, held regularly over ZOOM, are attended by small groups of like-minded Norfolk wine lovers.

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